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  1. Hey all just want to share what I think of is good news, even though I still have to sit and wait. On 8//16/2018 I had a C&P review for my PTSD which was 70% with 10% Tinnitus rating. I was initially rated in 2013 and I had made no requests for adjustments. VA just mandated this C&P. Today, 8/24/2018 ebenefits was up and down all day so I could not really read anything on my statuses until 6 pm PST. I went in and I am, according to ebenefits, at 100% and in the letters I see my rating is P&T. I am over the moon. This RO must be the rocket docket or the QTC doc really wrote a solid case for the bump. or both. Either way I am now in the "watch the mailbox" phase since I won't believe it until i either get paid or the packet arrives. Thanks for all the input from everyone on other posts and my rambling questions.
  2. Inarticulate&Distorted

    V is for Victory

    It's official! After 3 years 8 months of fighting the VA. Now at 100% TDIU P&T. Chapter 35 Bennefits will be a nice addition. I look forward to hearing your success stories too fellow Vets.
  3. I am in the midst of a form 9 appeal, waiting on the VARO to review and certify the appeal. If the claim is granted I will hit 100% disability. If Permanent and Total is not granted by the VARO or BVA, but the claim is otherwise approved, is applying for P&T a new claim or an appeal? My disability goes back 20 years and my claim is from February 2012, so I would obviously be looking to P&T status dated to the date of claim.
  4. chomperjones

    FINALLY 100% Schedular P&T!!

    Hi guys, as the title implies, i have finally received the news that i am 100% P&T no future exams scheduled. I did this without any VSO's or any help other than that of my family writing "buddy statements". I am still involved with my treatment plan, though the depression makes it hard to even do that but i just wanted to say thanks to the people on this forum for all of the help, encouragement, and information. Previously i was at 80% for: left carpal tunnel- 10% Asthma 60% Allergic Rhinitis 10% Cystic Acne (due to jet fumes) 30% My last claimed which i filed on 12/12 and was finalized on 4/4 was for: bipolar 70% Tinnitus 10% For a combined 100% Permanent and Total. It took 7 years, but here we are. This wil definitely help me and me family, actually this will change our lives. I know thats pathetic, but my situation is extremely somber. Thanks guys.
  5. missunderstood

    Another Success today!

    God is Great! I asked for P%T and well I just went on Ebenefits and I got it!!! I applied for P&T after they awarded me 100% schedular in October. Last month I applied for P&T because I felt that I should have no future exams and that my PTSD should be considered static. I filed the 526EZ in November and asked for P&T shortly after they bumped me to 100 % percent schedular (October) and they awarded it to me. Thank God I do not have to worry about my childrens health insurance and college now. I can only say that it does not hurt to ask. I was prepared for them to say no but I so happy and blessed that they said yes.
  6. He opinioned that my residuals of my TBI effect my ability to work and said this (1) Trauma effects on Veteran's Memory seem to create one of his most significant impairments. Work on aircraft, where the lives of pilots & passengers are at risk, and much of the tasks are quite technical, seems particularly inappropriate for an individual with his apparent level of cognitive impairment. (2) In most employments, relationships & cooperation with coworkers & customers are important. The Veteran's emotional impairments would seem to be a liability. (3) What he interprets as chronic headache, may be a response to cognitive impairment. An employer would be prudent who asks himself whether this Veteran with his impairments is the individual who should be working on aircraft engines. The Veteran's Physician requested from the employer a modification of his work schedule because of concerns about circadian rhythms in the Veteran. That request was nixed because granting it would in the employer's view, it would be a violation of the collectible bargaining agreement with the Union. However, the Veteran's positives with respect to employment were well stated by him when he said to this examiner, "I'm as strong as an OX". My employment as a contractor is an at will which means your assignment and/or your employment can be terminated for any reason, with or with-out cause and with or without notice. At the termination of your employment, Quanta is not liable for wages or salary except those you earned prior to the date of termination. My mistakes made on a daily basis is grounds for being fired and I'm treading on water with no stopping my memory faults. I'm just trying to survive for my family and to support them by not telling my employer I ever had a TBI. I filed for IU roughly 2 months ago and was wondering if what I said to the doctor will hurt my chance I also had an MRI which shows I still have a 3.25 arachnoid cyst in the back of my cerebellum. So my short term memory is a liability for all employers no matter my physical conditions and it's been the same for ten years not any better but not getting worse . Along with my daily headaches which I also filed for an increase from 0%. He opinioned this though since he performed my TBI review as well PLEASE COMMENT ON THE EFFECT OF THE VETERAN'S SERVICE CONNECTED AND/OR CLAIMED DISABILITIES ON HIS OR HER ABILITY TO FUNCTION IN AN OCCUPATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND DESCRIBE ANY IDENTIFIED FUNCTIONAL LIMITATIONS. PLEASE REFRAIN FROM OPINING ON IF THE VETERAN IS UNEMPLOYABLE OR EMPLOYABLE; INSTEAD FOCUS AND REFLECT ON THE FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENTS AND HOW THESE IMPAIRMENTS IMPACTS OCCUPATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT ACTIVITIES. I do not believe that the headaches per se significantly affect his ability to work in a marked way. However, the overall effects of his TBI do impair his ability to work, and I will comment on that more fully in addressing the DBQ that deals with residuals of the TBI. I just don't know if I will get the increase due to that statement even though he said they occur daily? I have no idea of what is to come does anyone have any guesses for my IU claim or my increases? I'm 90% of it matters for my IU claim.
  7. Well for those of you that have followed my story, you know that I filed for P&T recently. I knew that filing for this could subject me to reduction. The current status of my claim on ebenefits is now: 11/09/2016 Compensation Pending Decision Approval Attention: Status Has ChangedStatus Has Changed Could this be a sign that they approved my P&T request? I hope that it is because I really need it. I should have an answer or rather completion no later than December 1st according to ebennies. Please wish me luck! Will keep you updated......
  8. I just got approved for PTSD as schedular 100% and have had it at 70% since 2012. Since they have increased me to 100% for the PTSD dated back to 2014 when I filed for TDIU, it now shows that my service connected PTSD is effective from 2014 although I have been getting paid for it since 2007. I have not improved and only now have gotten the 100 % that I should have been at from the beginning. They also have approved me for SMC S1 since 2014 as well. My question is. how do I apply for P&T? My PTSD is not going to get any better as it has been increased steadily over time from 30% to now 100%. Should I file an NOD or should I appeal? Not sure what route to go. Please advise. Thank you in advance.
  9. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/waV5t0HPtbM Today we are joined by Thomas Wendel, DAV National area supervisor for West Cost Region. Thomas E. Wendel served in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1983 until 1997. Since 1999, Tom has worked assisting veterans in processing various entitlement claims on the local, state and federal levels; first in Clare County as a county service officer and then when he came to work for the Disabled American Veterans in 2000. In 2008 he was promoted to the position of supervisor of the DAV Service Office in Detroit and later he was promoted to the position of supervisor of the DAV National area for West Cost Region. DAV is America’s largest, most effective veterans service organizations dedicated to the needs of those injured, ill or wounded in service. We have more than 1,300 Chapters in communities nationwide to help make sure veterans from all generations and their families get the benefits and support they deserve. Today, nearly 1.3 million veterans belong to DAV, and we encourage you to add your voice to the cause. Our programs and free services help all veterans get the health, disability and financial benefits they earned. Take advantage of our benefits claims assistance, medical transportation and employment resources. Your local DAV Chapter is a great way to connect with fellow veterans in your area. ★ JOIN US IN OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU AND OUR FELLOW VETERANS ★ ▶ facebook.com/VETOVET2 ▶ itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vet2vet/id1077206523?mt=2 ▶ twitter.com/VETOVET2 ▶ youtube.com/c/VETOVET2 ▶ plus.google.com/u/0/+VETOVET2 ▶ goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iiqawbuzg7eviiyqm6xz7kju62m?t%3DVET2VET ▶ feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:198832065/sounds.rss ▶ soundcloud.com/vet2vet ▶ stitcher.com/s?fid=80842&refid=stpr ★ LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE ★ THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VET2VET MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. VET2VET MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES OF THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA VET2VET SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF VET2VET, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE CONSULTING VET2VET.
  10. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/9paX1-FyCaI Today we’re talking about SERVICE CONNECTION. When we talk about service-connecting a medical condition, disease, injury or illness to military service, we are talking about proving the relationship between the two. 1) Direct Service Connection 2) Service Connection by Aggravation 3) Presumptive Service Connection 4) Secondary Service Connection 5) Service Connection due to Injury Caused by Treatment in the VA Healthcare System 6) Special Service Connection Rules for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ★ JOIN US IN OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU AND OUR FELLOW VETERANS ★ ▶ facebook.com/VETOVET2 ▶ itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vet2vet/id1077206523?mt=2 ▶ twitter.com/VETOVET2 ▶ youtube.com/c/VETOVET2 ▶ plus.google.com/u/0/+VETOVET2 ▶ goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iiqawbuzg7eviiyqm6xz7kju62m?t%3DVET2VET ▶ feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:198832065/sounds.rss ▶ soundcloud.com/vet2vet ▶ stitcher.com/s?fid=80842&refid=stpr ★ LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE ★ THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VET2VET MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. VET2VET MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES OF THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA VET2VET SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF VET2VET, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE CONSULTING VET2VET.
  11. Hello to my fellow Brothers and Sisters this is my first post, I've been a long time lurker. I am a recently discharged OEF Vet. I joined the National Guard prior to my ETS. I really only joined for the healthcare to help out my family members. I knew my mind and body was breaking down too much to carry on doing active duty Infantry and I wasn't allowed to re-class. The Guard offered me one so I decided to re-class in the Guard to a HR MOS. I didn't receive a bonus and haven't gone to my AIT for the re-class yet. I've only participated in one Drill weekend. I recently received my award letter for 100% SC P&T. I don't know what to do now about staying in the Guard? Will I be penalized by the VA? Will it change my rating? Will the Guard just MEB me? Any advice is appreciated.
  12. Hello, I'm a new member but have been a frequent visitor to all of the great info on here. I have been curious mainly due to haring a dozen different answers to this question. My question is this, If a veteran who is 80% scheduler with 100% IU P&T is awarded 100% scheduler would the IU then fall away? Would the veteran just be 100%? I have a friend who is in this situation currently and he is bored out of his mind and wanted to at least try to work or go to school. He understands that there is already a system to do so should he choose to but has heard a lot of horror stories of the VA reducing his benefit just for attempting to do so (a bait and switch if you will) Question 2) He would like to at a minimum like to finish school in essence to be a role model for his kids. If he is 100% IU would he still be eligible to use Voc Rehab even with no intent to return to full time employment? Thank you in advance for your time and answers. Semper Fi
  13. Please, welcome new VET2VET podcast episode: https://youtu.be/sTH3p-WwXn0 The way VA defines The word "permanent" slightly differently. For that matter, the word total doesn't mean total when discussing a disability. These are just terms to VA. There really isn't a protected rating. Any rating can be modified by VA at any time, depending on the circumstances. How do you know if your benefit is P & T? What is IU? What is substantially gainful employment? Are there any other eligibility requirements? How is the way VA decides total disability different from other agencies? TDIU awards may be permanent or they may be temporary. If I get a 100% rating, should I continue fighting the VA for benefits? SMC compensation Can you think of any other scenarios were a Veteran might want to keep filing to VA after they reach a 100% rating? ★ JOIN US IN OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU AND OUR FELLOW VETERANS ★ ▶ facebook.com/veterantoveteran/ ▶ itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/vet2vet/id1077206523?mt=2 ▶ twitter.com/veterantovetera/lists/vet2vet ▶ youtube.com/channel/UCebXFpogeJ9r4EqRyxHriYQ ▶ plus.google.com/u/0/+VETOVET2 ▶ goo.gl/app/playmusic?ibi=com.google.PlayMusic&isi=691797987&ius=googleplaymusic&link=https://play.google.com/music/m/Iiqawbuzg7eviiyqm6xz7kju62m?t%3DVET2VET ▶ feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:198832065/sounds.rss ▶ soundcloud.com/vet2vet ▶ stitcher.com/s?fid=80842&refid=stpr ★ LIMITED LIABILITY CLAUSE ★ THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VET2VET MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. VET2VET MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES OF THE CONTENT AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA VET2VET SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF VET2VET, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE CONSULTING VET2VET.
  14. I'm 100% P & T with no future exams (lets hope not) and I've been doing a little research of my own of what other payable benefits I'm entitled to, besides the ones in my letter from the VA like clothing allowance (topical cream), SMC (K) and Education. This is what my ratings look like. Could someone give me any other possible suggestion? 60% Dermatitis with Lichen Planus and Erythema Dyschromicum Perstans 50%Obstructive Sleep Apnea 30% Adjustment Disorder w/Anxiety & Depression Mood 30% Migraine Headaches 10% Cervical Spine Strain 10% Right Ankle Degenerative 10% Left Shoulder Degenerative 10% Lumbar Spine Segmental 10% Right Shoulder Degenerative 10% Left Ankle Degernative
  15. Hello, I'll go through this in chronological order: On my initial determination letter for 100% rating (May 10, 2011) it says "An examination will be scheduled at a future date to evaluate the severity of your service connected "PTSD". Further in the letter it states, "The examiner indicated that you would benefit from counseling and other mental health service, therefore, there is evidence indicating a possibility for improvement" The assigned evaluation is not considered permanent and is subject to a future review examination". So, I submitted another application for increased determination, for P&T (August 31, 2013), and received a determination letter (October 29, 2013), stating: 1. "Evaluation of PTSD which is currently 100 percent disabling, is continued". 2. "Eligibility to Dependents' Educational Assistance is not established". (Indicating that it's not P&T I'm thinking). So, I called the VA phone number and asked for a letter so I could receive base access and MWR privileges. I received the following letter: "We are giving you this certificate so you may receive commissary store and exchange privileges from the Armed Forces". "This is to certify that xxxxxx is an honorably discharged Veteran of the Army and receives benefits at the 100% rate". I was able to obtain a Base ID Card (DD Form 2765) using this certificate, which I thought required P&T Status to obtain. Sp now, I've gone onto the MilConnect (www.dmdc.osd.mil) website and when clicking the 'my profile' tab I see the following information: Persona Type: Disabled Veteran Disability Extent: Permanent and Total Disability Begin Date: 08-21-2013 I am trying to figure out where exactly I stand. Am I P&T? Am I not? Is my spouse eligible for CHAMPVA? Any assistance is deciphering all this will be appreciated. - DESERT
  16. cssamo

    100 ? Maybe, Questions

    I have some questions if anyone has time to answer. The first of December, I had another C&P done. I went from 90% to 100%. My commissary letter: We are providing you with this letter so you may receive commissary store and exchange privileges from the Armed Forces. This is to certify (ME) is an honorably discharged veteran of the Army and is entitled to disability compensation at the 100 percent rate due to service-connected disability(ies). This total disability is considered permanent. You are not scheduled for future examinations. My benefit verification: Combined Evaluation 100 percent My status is "Under Review" for Drill Pay. I am still in the National Guard. I didn't think that I could be working and have 100 percent since it is a Mental thing. I have never never received any letter in the mail stating that I was 100 percent. Do you get a letter in the mail? If so, how long does it take? thanks for any insight.
  17. I already have a combined 100% service connected for several health issues. When applying for permanent rating should I link it to specific diagnosis on the statement in support of claim. Or should i just make a basic statement like " I am writing to request a permanent rating" and let them decide which diagnosis I am referring to. I just dont want to write too little or too much. Any help on this matter would be appreciated.
  18. Hello, I have been rated service connected 100% Permanent and Total Disabled with a SMC Special Monthly Compensation-S and that I have been found to meet the housebound criteria. I also receive SSDI. The 100% is based on one claim--others follow with an accumulated 165% service connected disablement. Retirement date: Jan 2006 I recently received a Bachelor's degree under the Post 9/11 program. I'm cautiously seeking some extra income as a trial, however, I am confused with all of the information I have sought over the internet to include the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 38 in particular section 4.15. My regional VA Officer said that it shows that I am 100% service connected P&T and that I can make any amount I choose without penalty. Can anyone help unconfuse me on all of this information? and/or Am I risking much too much?
  19. Hello! I am writing this on behalf of my disabled Husband of 13 years. He served for 22 years. A little history- He filed for his disabilities in Oct 2008 when he retired and was initially awarded 80%. He initially received the VA catch all diagnosis of Chronic Adjustment Disorder, which in reality has been diagnosed by outside Dr's as Bipolar Disorder. He receives treatment from the VA for Bipolar Disorder. Shortly after, he received a more specific mental evaluation and diagnosis for a Chronic Pain Disorder with both Psychological factors and a General Medical Condition, service connected. He also received an increase to 30% for migraines, which increased his total award to 90%, and was granted IU based on all of the above factors a month after his original award. He is currently 90% with IU for a Chronic Adjustment Disorder with Mixed Anxiety and Depressed Mood, 40% for BPH, 30% for Tension Headaches (Migraines) 20% for Chronic Lumbar Strain, and 10% for Left Knee Arthritis-Post Surgery and also rated Incompetent to handle his own financial affairs. His right Knee was never addressed during his original C&P exams even though his Retirement Physical clearly showed it had severe Arthritis, and needed surgery. He just did not do it at that time. Shortly after his/our VA Award he received SSDI award for his service connected issues, in addition to several other issues. He had several conditions claimed on his retirement physical for which the VA did not address. He claimed he had spine issues of extreme pain, stiffness, lack of range of motion, in addition to hand pain and numbness, severe neck pain, stiffness, and lack of range of motion which the VA did not address. We'll we were adamant that there was something wrong and convinced his PCP to request MRIs. Of course the MRIs showed a Lumbar bulging disc, Degenerative Disc Disease throughout his spine, severe lack of disc space in his cervical area, and Moderate Bi lateral Carpal Tunnel. He was complaining of shortness of breath and lightheadedness so eventually his PCP arranged a VA stress test that revealed a Right Bundle Branch Block which causes him light headed ness and shortness of breath. Lots of issues not addressed during his initial C&P Exams. Flash Forward almost 5 years- He has continued to deteriorate both physically and mentally. He has not worked, nor is he able to do so. He has continued to seek treatment for his mental and physical disabilities both through the VA and his personal Psychologist. The VA health providers do what they can. He goes to his appointments and takes his medication. They tell us we can medicate or operate. As an example, he recently was given a new MRI on both knees (not just the SC Left Knee) and was found to have degraded over the last 8 years to the point where he is taking Synvisc injections as a last ditch effort to delay TKR. He is 53 and the Ortho Dr recommended that he wait as long as possible before he has them both replaced, which is his only option. His Psychologist prepared both an evaluation and completed a DBQ stating in clear concise words that due to his service connected disabilities, he is permanently and totally disabled with no chance of improvement. So he has his current award, SSDI, IU, continuing treatment and medications, a downward spiral mentally and physically, and a current eval from his Psychologist. VA records also show no significant improvement in any of his SC conditions. He just struggles to get by day to day. He has constant thoughts of suicide. I don't think he has a plan that I am aware of, but I am very concerned. He sent a letter through the DAV requesting P&T status, not an increase, just P&T. Today he received a call from the VA informing him that he is now scheduled for 3 of his conditions to be looked at again. I understand that he is at the 5 year mark and was going to be re-examined for these 3 conditions (MH, Prostate, and Lumbar Strain), none of which have noticeably improved. His mental health conditions have not improved, in fact his MH meds for his Bipolar Disorder and associated Depression and Anxiety were just increased a few months ago. He was recently given an OCD diagnosis by the VA. He lives on pain meds, muscle relaxers, meds for his Tension Headaches, and he takes his prostate medications and unfortunately he now has to wear ...pads to collect his excess dribbling. His Chronic Lower Back Strain causes him daily problems with pain and stiffness. He can not bend, turn, or twist without pain and stiffness. So..... My question to all of you is what can he expect? Can they easily take his/our ratings away given that none of his ratings have noticeably improved? He is planning on taking his Shrinks DBQ and Eval with him to the C&P Exam. He also plans to take a list of his VA prescribed Meds. What else can he take with him that may assist him in his C&P exams and ultimately towards P&T? Thank you in advance for any and all of your help, advice, and direction. Concerned Spouse
  20. I first filed a unemployabilty claim which was denied. Then vso recomended I file for increase in comp which was approved 6 months later. My question is I belive the denial of unemployabilty was wrong and should have been appealed. I think that with the claim the original unemployabilty claim was reopened which would resulting somewhere around 18,000.$ in back pay. Should I now appeal the unemployabilty claim, or be glad I'm now 100% t&p? Thanks Al
  21. jframe01

    Its My Turn

    Greetings all, Last week the VA upgraded me to 100% P&T and my retierment date was move to 12/30/13,( hey thats today) Not bad for an old one eyed man if you ask me. I love to chat but its my turn to fill in all kind of forms for parking plackards, ID cards for the PX, CHAPUSVA for mom, and property tax adjustments. Thanks for all the help. Simper Fi.
  22. Vietnam & Hamburger Hill Won that fight Started the VA fight 1980 Won the Battle 2012 wit P&T Don't give up. Live life and keep it moving. RT
  23. Hi all... definitely not new to this site, but since I've misplaced my username & password many times over the years, figured I would post a "Hi" to everyone. (Is there anyone in admin here that needs to figure out how to delete any old accounts I have feel free to contact me.) I recall hadit.com being one of the first sites I found online that showed me support and did their part in guiding me down the winding road of VA Disability over 10+ years ago. For that I must say I am very appreciative. I hope to show my support for others when I can, help where and with whom I can, and generally just try to survive, thrive, and heal on an hourly basis. USMC Veteran 10% S/C for residuals of bilateral feet surgeries 10% S/C for scars from feet surgeries 100% P&T S/C for PTSD due to MST
  24. Am I exempt from future C&P exams if I'm P&T? I am P&T, 80% SC, and TDIU. I just had one C&P yesterday and am scheduled for another in one month. I asked my VSO about the exam and he said the VA was just getting a benchmark on my health, tracking my disabilities for future reference. I received a letter today from DVA regional thanking me for my service. The letter noted my claim #, dates served and honorable discharge, and gave my VA information. Sevice-connected: Yes Combined service-connected evaluation is: 80% Effective date of last change: 1 Dec 2011 Current monthly award: $2,924.00 Am being paid 100% because I'm unemployable: Yes I am considered to be totally and permanently disabled due to service-connected disabilities: Yes I just had a C&P exam yesterday for sleep apnea possibly secondary to CAD. Also, the exam covered DMII. I had a C&P for DMII in 2010.
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